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Broken truck frame on 04 3500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jason and jason, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. jason and jason

    jason and jason Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Has anyone ever run into a broken frame on 2004 one ton srw. I run a Boss 9-2 v and the truck only has 58000. It is used pretty hard but not abused. Can that frame get welded. The break is right behind the shocks on both sides.
     
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,178

    Gm, Dogde? I'd like to see a picture of that!
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Go to the top of the page and type "gussets" into the search box. Plenty of reading on the subject.
     
  4. jason and jason

    jason and jason Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hey thanks for the info. jason
     
  5. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,557

    Gee I don't know sparky. I'll bet you $100 it's a GM. :drinkup:
     
  6. jason and jason

    jason and jason Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    It is a Chevy
     
  7. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    Chebbies been having problems with weak frames under their pick up's for decades- not just the HD's, quick search anywhere and you'll get bombarded with it, not good since us Ford guys are on the road with all of them;)
     
  8. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    another reason to put gussets in guys. A simple $300 or less upgrade can save you thousands later! B&B dod you have any pics of where to gusset the ft diff mount?
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not on hand but I'll take one the next time I get a chance.
     
  10. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    ditto on the pic of the diff. mount gussett.
     
  11. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    R U plowing with a loaded sander on the back. Bad idea if ya are on any truck.
     
  12. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,987

    ^ how do you expect any of these guys to make $ then? If they can't plow/salt with the same
    truck?
     
  13. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

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  14. jmassi

    jmassi Senior Member
    Messages: 154

    :laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  15. twgranger

    twgranger Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 171

    YUP!! had it happen on a 2007 1 ton dually. new frame was $4000 plus. Chevy needs to take the HD emblem off the doors. Dont be suprised.....its a chevy.
     
  16. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    May I repeat, put the gussets in and it won't break. Your Fords will have all kinds of issues as well. They all do.
     
  17. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,987

    Originally Posted by twgranger:
    YUP!! had it happen on a 2007 1 ton dually. new frame was $4000 plus. Chevy needs to take the HD emblem off the doors. Dont be suprised.....its a chevy.
    May I repeat, put the gussets in and it won't break. Your Fords will have all kinds of issues as well. They all do.
    [Reply] [!!]
    exactly! No truck is prefect, they all have their +'s and -'s. Seems like that always falls on deaf / unwilling ears
     
  18. c.schulz

    c.schulz Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    The new 2011 HDs are coming soon. Premiered at the Detroit auto show. New heavier frame and axle loads. I believe more hp from the Duramax motors also. Im hoping to get more info soon.

    Chris
     
  19. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

  20. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    They are the frame gussets, I want pics of the diff gussets.